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Category: DEI

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 9, 2023 was Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Their history is a story of resilience, strength, and perseverance as well as a source of incredible contribution to...

October 13, 2023

Understanding and supporting religious diversity

Religion plays an important role in many people’s lives. It affects our world views, the choices we make, and our interactions with other people. Different...

August 11, 2023

What do your communications look like through a DEI lens?

How well do the communication processes and tools in your workplace respect the needs of the diverse people you work with—clients, team members, or...

July 14, 2023

New health equity rules being written for veterinarians and veterinary technicians

The Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) has drafted language to consider adopting health equity continuing education (CE) model rules. The language complies with Substitute Senate...

Creating an equitable workplace improves your business

Veterinary medicine in Washington – and across the country – is an industry that relies heavily on relationships. Strong workplaces build trust with clients...

March 17, 2023

Scholarship by WSVMA member encourages diversity in veterinary medicine

Having served as a veterinarian for more than four decades in the Seattle area, Michael Bellinghausen (WSU ‘84) can attest that veterinarians largely do...

February 24, 2023

Journey for Teams: Explore and combat unconscious bias

Do you recognize your unconscious biases? These are automatic assumptions and categorizations that we make about other people. They affect how we perceive and...

January 6, 2023

Supporting Washington’s Female Veterinary Workforce

 At the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, we are driven to advance the cause of veterinary medicine and those touched by it. While the...

December 9, 2022

A new journey begins: Explore the power of diversity

The journey is on! Journey for Teams has released its first educational module – The Power of Diversity – a significant step in our profession’s shared...

December 9, 2022

Journey for Teams seeks to educate, inspire and drive change in advancing DEI throughout the veterinary profession

“Journey for Teams,” a sweeping new initiative to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the nation’s veterinary profession, was announced today by the American...

August 19, 2022